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Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu, also known as Ajaan Geoff, (born 1949) is an American Buddhist monk of the Thai forest kammatthana tradition. He was born Geoffrey DeGraff and converted to Buddhism in high school. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1971 with a degree in European Intellectual History, he traveled to Thailand, where he studied meditation under Ajaan Fuang Jotiko, himself a student of the late Ajaan Lee.[1] He was ordained in 1976 and lived at Wat Dhammasathit, where he remained following his teacher's death in 1986. In 1991 he traveled to the hills of San Diego County, U.S., where he helped Ajaan Suwat Suvaco establish Wat Mettavanaram (Metta Forest Monastery). He was made abbot of the monastery in 1993.

His long list of publications includes translations of Ajaan Lee's meditation manuals from the Thai; Handful of Leaves, a four-volume anthology of sutta translations; The Buddhist Monastic Code, a two-volume reference handbook for monks; Wings to Awakening, a collection of some of the Buddha's most essential teachings; The Mind Like Fire Unbound, an examination of Buddhism in terms of contemporary philosophies of fire; The Paradox of Becoming, an extensive analysis on the topic of becoming as a causal factor of stress and suffering; The Karma of Questions and Purity of Heart, collections of essays on Buddhist practice; Meditations (1-4), collections of transcribed Dhamma talks; Dhammapada: A Translation, a collection of verses by the Buddha; and (as co-author) the college-level textbook, Buddhist Religions: A Historical Introduction.

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